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KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): The Election Commission (EC) says the involvement of Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) as election observers in the 14th general election (GE14) is "unnecessary", and lambasted the latter for being "unreasonable" for wanting to oversee the EC's job.
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SIBU: A total of 223 election observers from Persatuan Pengundi Wawasan Malaysia Sarawak will be stationed at all 31 constituencies in the state from April 28 to May 9. Chairman Datuk Seri Law Ying Mee said the association was the only one appointed by the Election Commission (EC) to be the ...
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Civic Nebraska is asking for more volunteers for their non-partisan observation company for the upcoming elections. Volunteers watch poll workers and voters to check for potential problems and make sure everything runs smoothly. John Cartier, the director of voting rights at Civic ...
GE14 | The rejection of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is akin to saying the Election Commission was not interested in conducting a free and fair election, says DAP's Lim Lip Eng. In a statement today, Lim, the Federal Territories DAP secretary, said that the electoral body lost a ...
(Pajhwok): Election observers on Tuesday said conditions for parliamentary election candidates, particularly women info-icon , were not satisfactory. The election law, approved by parliament in 2013, law was amended for reforms in 2017. Parliament and the president okayed the reformed measure.

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Survey agency Poltracking Indonesia executive director Hanta Yuda stated the former chief of the National Army (TNI) Gatot Nurmantyo can be the dark horse if he obtains the ticket to run in the Presidential Election next year. “Even so far, Gatot's electability rate is still below Jokowi's ...
Using the time set aside for public comment on items not appearing on the agenda, a group of local election observers keeps asking for the Board of Supervisors to schedule a time to hear their concerns during a future board meeting, but to no avail. “We've asked several times for an agenda item on ...
The man who was arrested after being caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru Ward by-election in Nyeri on Wednesday has been released. Mathira West police chief Kiptoo Birgen said the suspect had been released on a Sh10,000 cash bail. “We tried to contain the situation as much ...
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih are calling on the public to help them as political observers to ensure a clean and fair GE14 on May 9. Bersih 2.0 vice chairperson Beverly Joeman said these observers do not need to be official members of election watchdog Bersih 2.0. "We need more people to help us ...
Yet, as an experienced election observer, I am not aware of Canada having issued an open call to Canadians to apply to serve on either OSCE or EU election missions for at least four years. By contrast, the U.K. contributes observers to approximately 10 OSCE or EU election missions annually, and does ...
Having been threatened with fines of nearly $30 for failing to vote, Egyptians went to the polls this week to cast ballots in a presidential election entirely lacking in suspense, since the incumbent, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was essentially unopposed. The only other candidate in the race, Moussa ...
Puszkar: Canada isn't supporting its own international election observers. Let's fix that. Basia Puszkar. Published on: March 26, 2018 | Last Updated: March 26, 2018 12:08 PM EDT. Vladimir Putin was re-elected earlier this month as Russian president. There were no Canadian election observers present; our government ...
CAIRO – 25 March 2018: Integrity Coalition for Election Observation launched an operation room on Wednesday, to follow up on the work of international and local observers on the Egyptian presidential election 2018. It will follow up with the observers in all phases of the election process from candidates' campaigns, ...
Independent observers monitoring webstreams of Russia's presidential election polling stations on Sunday (March 18) cried foul, sharing video links on social media alleging violations across the country. Clips taken from official live internet transmissions of voting provided by Russian telecoms operator ...
"After intense efforts to promote turnout, citizens voted in significant numbers, yet restrictions on the fundamental freedoms, as well as on candidate registration, have limited the space for political engagement and resulted in a lack of genuine competition," OSCE election observers said in a statement.
Sunday afternoon, Navalny told reporters that his election observers recorded a 12 percent to 18 percent discrepancy in voter turnout compared to the official numbers released by the CEC. He also clashed publicly with Sobchak, accusing her of being a Kremlin stooge. Despite the allegations of fraud, ...

Vladimir Putin devoted less than two minutes to a final campaign speech in Crimea, the peninsula he annexed in 2014. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images. Days before Russia's presidential elections, police are trying to seize documents that give activist observers access to polling stations and a ...
... to Zimbabwe, Rene Cremonese yesterday said they were engaging the government on the need for deployment of foreign election observers, months ... Former President Robert Mugabe in the past barred some international election observer missions on charges of their countries imposing sanctions ...
BRITISH Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing yesterday said European Union election observers will soon visit Zimbabwe for a preliminary assessment ahead of the country's harmonised elections. In terms of the constitution, the country is expected to go for the polls anytime between July 21 and ...
Nobody doubts that President Putin will win re-election, but Navalny's people want to show that support for the government is much lower than advertised. In Korolyov, they still have a long way to go. The town has 125 polling stations but, so far, less than half as many independent election observers. Lucian ...
International Election Observer Missions Make Joint Peace Call Ahead of Sierra Leone Polls. Report ... Freetown, 6 March 2018 – Ahead of the March 7 general elections all International Election Observer Missions (IEOMs) in Sierra Leone have tasked stakeholders to work towards a peaceful process.
Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) has approved dozens of NGOs to observe and monitor the upcoming presidential election due to take place in late March. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Mahmoud Lasheen, NEA's official spokesperson, told Egypt Today that 53 local civil organizations ...
Concerns about Russian meddling sink Kagan election observer bill. By: Bryan P. Sears Daily Record Government Reporter February 22, 2018. Concerns about Russian interference in Maryland elections took down a bill supporters said was meant to make the process of hosting international observers more secure.
ANNAPOLIS — The debate over Russian influence on American elections reached fever-pitch in the Maryland Senate on Wednesday, when the Senate president entered the debate over international election observers at Maryland polling places on Wednesday, taking the unusual step of removing himself ...
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers in Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed the AU election observation ...
Nyeri County Women Leaders wants the IG to arrest Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua over the attack on election observer Martha Miano. The women, led by Margaret Nyathogora, issued a statement on Saturday saying all the men involved in the incident should also be apprehended. “Some of these leaders ...
Senior police officer in election observer slapping incident interdicted, CS Matiang'i ... Dr. Fred Matiang'i says the senior Police handling the case of a man who was caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru ward by-election in Nyeri has been interdicted for failing to record the incident.
Last week, voters in Russia went to the polls to elect their president. Swiss politician Margret Kiener Nellen was there to observe the election process for the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) team. She visited 13 polling station in southern Russia and told about her ...
“To maintain confidence in election accuracy and integrity, we must have citizens independently observe election activities,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. While Washington State law calls for volunteers from the two major political parties to perform this function, Anderson is calling for an ...
African Heads of four International Election Observation Missions on Monday pledged to remain impartial and ensure that the process complied with the relevant regional protocols and international best practices. According to a statement issued by Mr Paul Ejime, Spokesman of the ECOWAS Network of ...


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